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Editorial15

Faith Briefs20

Puzzles23

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FRIDAY

Champagne Henriet

Meditasting

1-3 p.m. Friday, May 24,

Malibu Beach Inn, 22878

Pacific Coast Highway.

Award-winning thought

leader and intuitive coach

Cassandra Bodzak, will

lead guests through a trio

of impeccable Henriot

Champagnes. Utilizing

a combination of tasting

directions and meditation,

Cassandra will take

guests to a higher place of

mindfulness, tranquility,

and serenity. For more

information, call (310)

454-3080.

SUNDAY

Malibu Lagoon Walk with

Audubon Society

8:30 - 11 a.m. Sunday,

May 26, Malibu Lagoon.

The Santa Monica Bay

Audubon Society invites

all to their free Malibu

Lagoon Field Trips.

Binoculars are recommended;

loaners for kids

and adults will be available

on site. For more

information, visit www.

smbasblog.com.

TUESDAY

City Council

6:30 p.m. Tuesday,

May 28, Malibu City Hall

Council Chambers / Malibu

Civic Theater, 23825

Stuart Ranch Road. The

City Council will meet.

For more information or

to view an agenda, visit

www.malibucity.org/662/

Public-Meeting-Video-

Archive.

WEDNESDAY

Rainwater and Greywater

Workshop

6-8 p.m. Wednesday,

May 29, Malibu City Hall,

Multi-Purpose Room,

23825 Stuart Ranch Road.

Learn about the benefits

of collecting rainwater at

this workshop conducted

by the city and West Basin

Municipal Water District.

For more information

or to RSVP, visit www.

eventbrite.com/e/rainwater-greywater-workshoptickets-59731448370.

THURSDAY

Excursion: Melting Pot

Food Tour

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 30. Travel

to neighborhoods most

people never explore and

experience the Latin core

of Los Angeles by visiting

a tortilla factory, an

authentic 3-story mercado

and the original birrieria

in the city. Be prepared

to walk in comfortable

shoes. The metro system

will be utilized during

the tour, tickets for

the metro are included in

the price. For more information,

call (310) 456-

2489 ext. 357.

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UPCOMING

Town Hall

9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Saturday,

June 1, Malibu City

Hall-Theatre, 23825 Stuart

Ranch Road. Share your

thoughts with leadership

from the Sheriff Civilian

Oversight Commission

and the Malibu/Lost

Hills Sheriff’s station. Tell

them how you feel about

the L.A. County Sheriff’s

Department’s response to

the Woolsey Fire, homelessness,

and other public

safety issues in your community.

June Jubilee

Noon-3 p.m. Sunday,

June 2, at Paradise

Cove Recreation Center,

28182 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu. Join

the Children’s Creative

Workshop Preschool for

its annual benefit featuring

a silent auction, food,

games, a cake walk and

an animal demonstration

by Wildlife Waystation.

Admission is free. For

more information, call

(310) 497-2937.

Public Safety and

Preparedness Expo

10 a.m.-4 p.m. June

15, Trancas County Mart,

30745 Pacific Coast Highway,

Malibu. Learn how

you can get yourself, your

family and your neighborhood

better prepared for

wildfires, earthquakes and

other disasters. Booths

will include the Los Angeles

County Fire and

Sheriff’s departments,

miniature therapy horses

that work with the sheriff’s

department, the American

Red Cross, the LA County

Office of Emergency Management,

Emergency Café,

KBUU 99.1 FM, fire prevention

and emergency

preparedness equipment

and service vendors. There

will also be wildland fire

preparedness presentations.

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10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays,

Malibu Library Parking

Lot, 23555 Civic Center

Way, Malibu. Cornucopia

Foundation’s Farmers

Market features a variety

of goods. For more information

on the market, visit

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Take Care of Yourself

Tuesdays

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays

through March 26,

Glamifornia Style Lounge,

21323 Pacific Coast Highway,

#103, Malibu. Free,

hour-long trauma relief

workshops, led by the International

Association

of Human Values, are offered.

RSVPs are suggested

to Peggy French at

relief.social@iavh.org or

(310) 924-8426.

PowerPoint presentation

teaching participants

new tips and tricks to help

you use technology, including

email, adding attachments

to emails, or

using computer programs.

After the presentation,

the class practices the lesson

with personal devices

they bring with them. The

class costs $2 per person.

For more information,

call the Malibu Senior

Center at (310) 456-2489

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Malibu’s preschool

gets a new home

following merger

Staff Report

Point Dume’s Children’s

Creative Workshop

Preschool is moving to

a new location after 37

years.

The CCW first opened

its doors in September

1982, at a little guest house

on Cliffside Drive. Once

the Malibu Community

Center was granted its final

permits at the former Point

Dume School site, CCW

and Free Arts for Children

shared the first occupancy

in January 1983.

Due to the upcoming

merger of Juan Cabrillo

and Point Dume schools,

CCW has been asked to

relocate. In June, CCW

will move to the Preschool

rooms at Juan Cabrillo

to prepare for it’s

38th year of caring and

learning.

CCW has been Point

Dume’s neighborhood Preschool

for 37 years. During

that time, the unique

Science-based curriculum

has evolved into a forward

thinking method where art

and music dominate the

learning.

“Children learn when

they are having fun” said

Director Shari Latta. “We

use simple songs to teach

vocabulary and concepts,

such as the seven continents,

sedimentary and

igneous rocks, photosynthesis,

metamorphosis,

whales, fish, tides and

more. Art binds the tactile,

audible and oral into a

visual that they create. It is

a multi sensory experience

each day.”

At first, teachers and

parents were nervous

about the move, but once

they toured the space, the

excitement was immediate.

Tina Sartorius, who

has worked at CCW for

19 years, said: “Moving

to Juan Cabrillo is going

to be such a wonderful

change. I love the self contained

huge play area. The

classrooms are large and

roomy. This will be a very

positive move forward for

the children, teachers and

parents.”

Children’s Creative

Workshop’s new home has

more classroom space than

Point Dume, and an attached

yard of over 10,000

square feet.

The age-appropriate

bathrooms, within the

classrooms, is a welcome

addition. Teachers have

had to walk children to

external bathrooms at

the previous location. It

is clearly a much more

conducive space for

preschoolers.

Dru Ann Dixon-Jacobson

can’t wait to get to

Cabrillo. “I’m very excited

for CCW to be moving!

Juan Cabrillo was

my home school since our

family moved to Malibu

over 50 years ago. Both

my mom, then myself,

were PTA presidents, and

two of my sons attended

Juan Cabrillo, just as we

had. It’s with great joy

that CCW is moving to the

Juan Cabrillo campus. I’m

very much looking forward

to being back in my

old stomping grounds with

many memories, which I

can pass on to our CCW

children”.

CCW will start Summer

School classes on August

6, and the School Year will

start August 26.

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Student fight caught on video draws protest, investigation

Mother says

school is unsafe;

Superintendent

vows to address

issues

Abhinanda Datta

Interim Editor

“I’m making a commitment

to not walk away from this

but to address it. I need the

opportunity to do that.”

Dr. Ben Drati — SMMUSD superintendent

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

A Malibu mother is withholding

her children from

class and a school district

is pledging action after a

“disturbing” playground

altercation between eighthgraders

May 8.

The incident — which

gained regional and national

attention after a recording

of it was posted

to social media — features

two groups of students in

an intense argument that

involves spitting, shoving,

and shouting obscenities.

On one side of the confrontation,

and the receiving

end of death threats

during it, were Lloyd and

Harold Bema, whose mother,

Marianne, said she first

heard of the incident from

her sons after the school

day.

“A death threat is very

serious, and the school

should take it seriously,”

Marianne said. “My kids

have not gone to school

since last week, because

they are afraid they will be

killed.

“They will only go back

when they feel comfortable

again.”

The video, which on

Twitter had received more

than 560,000 views as of

Monday, May 20, records

a portion of the incident,

which occurs on the basketball

court outside of Malibu

Middle School. In it, a

group of white students and

the twins, who are black,

engage in an escalating argument

that featured spitting

and shoving from both

sides, and profanity-laced

insults directed at Harold

and Lloyd.

The boys are called cowards,

though in more obscene

terms. They are told

no one at the school likes

them, and their lives are

threatened multiple times.

Those threats caught the

attention of the LA County

Sheriff’s Department,

which looked into them,

said Lt. Jennifer Seetoo,

of the departments Malibu/

Lost Hills Station.

Seetoo, who called the

video “disturbing,” said her

department found no credible

threat to life.

“We’re looking into it,

but as of right now, it’s a

school decision,” Seetoo

told the Surfside News

Thursday, May 15. “Right

now, no charges are being

pursued. We’re not going

to criminalize kids at that

age.”

Bema is frustrated not

only by the sheriff’s department

but also Malibu

schools and the Santa

Monica-Malibu Unified

School District, over what

she called a cover-up, alleging

that the district initially

tried to hide what

happened by not contacting

the parents of the students

involved and asking the

students to delete any recordings

of the incident.

District Communications

Director Gail Pinsker said

she does not have direct

knowledge of those alleged

actions, but said SMMUSD

has a policy against recording

video while in school.

“They handled the situation

very poorly,” Bema

said. “They showed that

everything was OK, so

that other parents would

feel comfortable sending

their kids to school. What

the white kid did, if that

was done by a colored person,

he would be in prison

and the school would have

closed.”

Bema also said her son,

Lloyd, was suspended in

response to the altercation.

SMMUSD Superintendent

Dr. Ben Drati would not

comment on specific action

but said multiple students

had been disciplined as of

Thursday, May 15, and the

district’s investigation is

ongoing.

“It was a horrific event

that occurred,” Drati said.

“Consequences have been

given; some may be more

serious than others. The

charge that no one was

disciplined is completely

false. People were disciplined,

according to what

Students and residents gathered in front of the Malibu High School on May 15 to rally

against the recent altercation. photo submitted

we see fit. And while it

may look one way, no one

[involved in the incident] is

innocent.”

In the days following the

altercation, Drati said the

district spoke to the students

involved in the argument,

as well as students

who watched or recorded

their classmates.

“Part of the investigation

is talking about being

responsible students and

teaching them how to respond

to conflict,” he said.

“Instead of intervening,

they are taping things. We

have to teach our students

how to use technology responsibly.”

District officials also

held a roundtable discussion

with all the students of

color, Drati said, to listen

to their perspective on the

incident as well as its aftermath.

Students were not the

only ones at fault, Drati

said. The incident happened

during a school lunch

break, and in the entirety of

the video — roughly three

minutes — not one adult

supervisor or educator can

be seen.

Drati admitted disappointment

in the lack of

supervision and pledged

improvement in that area.

Moving forward

In the midst of addressing

the situation, as the story

gains attention locally or

nationally, Drati said he is

worried outside forces will

disrupt the district’s restorative

process.

He said misinformation

that may circulate on social

media could fuel emotions.

“I believe that MHS students

and staff want a better

place than what is depicted

[in the video],” he said.

“Based on their voices, they

want to come together and

learn from each other and

come off better. ... We need

a chance to do that without

people from all over consuming

this and making it

into something that would

do more harm than good.

“I’m making a commitment

to not walk away

from this but to address it.

I need the opportunity to do

that.”

Bema does not think

what was done in the

week after the incident

was enough and said her

children will not return to

Malibu Middle School until

they feel safe.

Drati said he has spoken

with Bema but had not convinced

her to come to the

campus for an in-person

discussion.

The Bema brothers were

supported by some classmates,

teachers and parents

who staged a protest

Wednesday, May 15, outside

the campus.

The protesters lined the

walkway with signs like

“Stop the hate,” “Make

Malibu High safe again,”

and “We stand with Harold

and Lloyd.”

“I just want kids to feel

safe going to school,”

Bema said. “My kids don’t

go to school anymore. I

don’t want that to happen

to anyone else.”


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Malibu preschool fundraiser

Carnival rides, petting zoo, raffle prizes, music and more

welcomed children at the Gan Malibu Preschool Carnival and

Fundraiser on May 19

Alden Johnson enjoys his race car ride at the Gan Malibu Preschool Carnival

Fundraiser on May 19. photos by Stephanie Chaisson/Surfside News

Clara Buckner rides a pony at the family

carnival.

Michael (left) and Leah Pakdaman greet

baby goats in the petting zoo.

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Driver dies after water

truck goes over cliff

Staff Report

A water truck crashed

off the roadway Wednesday

morning, May 15, in

western Malibu, killing the

68-year-old driver, according

to Ventura County officials.

David Wilson, of Twin

Peaks in San Bernadindo

County, was found dead

around 9 a.m. by rescue

personnel who responded

to a crashed water truck off

Deer Creek Road, according

to the California Highway

Patrol.

CHP Officer Kevin

Denharder said witnesses

reported that as the truck

climbed Deer Creek Road,

it seemed to lose control

after pulling over to possibly

allow vehicles to

pass by.

The truck reportedly slid

backward and then southwest

over a “steep cliff,”

Denharder said.

“It did roll multiple times

and came to a rest about

2,000 feet off Deer Creek

Road,” he said.

Denharder said the

truck was carrying a

“large amount” of water

and its weight most

likely contributed to the

accident.

Car crashes into a Malibu

garage following missed turn

Abhinanda Datta

Interim Editor

Two were injured in a

single vehicle collision

that occurred early Tuesday,

May 14, on the eastern

edge of Malibu, authorities

said.

According to the Los

Angeles County Fire Department,

the call came in

at 5:19 a.m., and at 5:28

A Ventura County Fire helicopter responds to a crashed

water truck in western Malibu.

Ventura County Fire Department Photo

a.m., the first county fire

dispatcher to the scene in

the 18800 block of Pacific

Coast Highway found the

motorist and the passenger

outside the car. Both

had sustained minor injuries

and were immediately

transported to a nearby hospital.

“The vehicle — a Toyota

Avalon — was unable

to negotiate a curve in the

road, lost control, crashed

and rolled into an unoccupied

garage along PCH,”

Sgt. Roman O. Foss of the

Malibu/Lost Hills Station

said.

“Drugs or alcohol were

not a factor and the driver

was not arrested or

charged.”

The present conditions

of the occupants is

unknown.

Police Reports

Vehicle containing $3,000 Nikon camera, iPhone,

reportedly stolen from Leo Carrillo State Beach

A Subaru Outback reportedly

was stolen from

Leo Carrillo State Beach,

35000 Pacific Coast Highway.

Items inside the stolen

car included a $3,000

Nikon camera, $1,000

iPhone 8 Plus, and a $600

wallet with a credit card.

The police received a call

that the vehicle was stolen

from the location. The alleged

victim stated that he

placed the car key keys underneath

the center of the

rear bumper before he went

to the beach to surf. When

he returned, the car was

missing.

The police ended up

locating the vehicle approximately

one-half mile

east of the location, but the

items were missing from

inside. A $1,600 purchase

was attempted on the credit

card at Best Buy, but was

declined.

May 14

• A $700 Honda generator

and a $700 truck cover

reportedly were stolen

sometime between May

8-9 from the front porch

of a residence on Sea Vista

Drive. One of the items was

on the porch in a box ready

to be picked up as a return

from Amazon.

May 14

• A $300 Samsung Galaxy

cell phone, and a wallet

containing credit and debit

cards, as well as a $500

check, reportedly were stolen

from a vehicle parked

at Nicholas Canyon Beach,

33850 Pacific Coast Highway.

• The alleged victim stated

that prior to going to the

beach, he locked the Honda

CRV and placed the car

key underneath the driver’s

side wheel well. Upon his

return, the keys were missing.

AAA assisted him getting

into the car, where he

noticed items missing.

• Three purchases for

$8,700 at Best Buy in Pasadena

were successfully

placed on his debit card.

May 11

• A $900 iPhone, and a

credit card and driver’s

license, reportedly were

stolen from a female at the

Malibu Pier, 20300 Pacific

Coast Highway.

• The alleged victim stated

that the items were removed

cell phone and cards

from her pocket on May 3.

After the theft, she tried

to track her phone, which

showed an area in Rancho

Cucamonga. She received

no answer when she attempted

to call it.

May 9

• About $11,000 in cash,

a $1,000 Gucci purse, an

$800 iPhone, and more than

$200 in personal items, reportedly

were stolen from

a vehicle parked at 18736

Pacific Coast Highway.

• The alleged victim stated

that the theft occurred

while she was dining inside

Cholada Thai Cuisine restaurant

with another person.

She said she left her

purse on the car seat and

covered it with a jacket,

and did not recall if she

locked the vehicle. She

said they intended to pick

up the order, but ate at the

restaurant instead. When

they returned to the vehicle

and drove off, they noticed

that the items were missing.

The restaurant is providing

video surveillance of the

parking lot.

May 8

• A $4,000 Giant road bicycle

and a $3,000 Turner

mountain bike reportedly

were stolen from a residence

on Sea Vista Drive.

• An unknown number of

suspects allegedly ransacked

the garage of the

home between May 7-8

and stole the bikes. Two vehicles

at the location were

also ransacked, but it is

unknown if any items were

taken inside them. It is still

being determined if surveillance

cameras recorded the

theft.

May 8

• A $2,000 MacBook Pro,

a $1,000 iPad, a designer

wallet and backpack valued

at $350, school supplies

worth $260, and a driver’s

license and bank cards, reportedly

were stolen from

a motor vehicle parked at

23200 Pacific Coast Highway.

• The alleged victim stated

she parked the vehicle at

7:30 a.m. at the location.

Upon her return at 8:30

a.m., she found a window

smashed and items missing.

May 7

• A $200 Coach purse containing

$200, a driver’s license

and credit cards, reportedly

were stolen from

the beach near Paradise

Cove Cafe, 28128 Pacific

Coast Highway.

• The alleged victim stated

that at about 5 p.m., she left

Please see POLICE, 13


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SMMUSD Board of Education

$3.9 million needed to repair ‘crumbling infrastructure’ district-wide

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

More than $5 million in

maintenance and operations

projects were completed

during the 2018-19

school year in the Santa

Monica-Malibu Unified

School District, with another

$3.9 million in future

goal needs projected during

2019-20.

Those numbers were

reported during a school

district maintenance and

operations project update

at the SMMUSD Board

of Education meeting held

on Thursday, May 16 at

the district office in Santa

Monica.

Among the projects

completed include $86,274

in districtwide restroom

upgrades, and the installation

of $42,352 worth of

water bottle filling stations/

fountains at 20 schools

districtwide. The district

has plans to complete upgrades

at another 12 to 14

restrooms and eventually

replace all water fountains.

Another $541,436 in

ground resurfacing projects

were completed, and

$224,788 in painting projects.

The district also restored

and replaced $14 millions

of much-needed roofs districtwide.

About $110,000 in tree

trimming was done as part

of a tree maintenance program

at half the schools in

the entire district.

Webster Elementary

in Malibu also received

$41,222 in new playground

turf.

“We have crumbling infrastructure

everywhere. We

have to start to address it,”

Roosevelt Brown, director

of maintenance and operations,

said about the schools.

Brown said finding and

repairing one gas leak at

Malibu High School back

in December cost the district

$86,000.

“It’s expensive, and

we’d love to address more

(of these kind of issues),”

Brown said.

Some of those needs

projected during 2019-20

include another $1.3 million

in roofing and $1.1

million in facilities improvements.

About $405,810 in roofing

improvements are still

needed at the Cabrillo Elementary

School campus

in Malibu.

Brown noted that during

the school, five schools

in Santa Monica had to be

treated with pesticides, a

practice the district doesn’t

like to do.

Brown said the district

can’t use any pesticides

without going through

Healthy Schools Act procedures,

and normally uses

glue and snap traps to control

pests.

“We almost made it

through the complete

school year without any

pesticides, but several

weeks leading up to spring

break, I noticed there was

an uptick in complaints regarding

termites swarming

from several schools,” said

Brown, adding that the

district has to get approval

from each school’s PTA

before using pesticides.

An update on the district’s

financial position as

of April 30 was also given

Please see school, 15

News Briefs

New water conservation

program for residents

Following the most destructive

fire in Los Angeles

County, Malibu

residents are now working

towards recovery through

the rebuilding process, including

replacing charred

landscaping. Persistent

drought conditions, a prolonged

fire season, and rising

temperatures prompted

the City of Malibu, Los Angeles

County Waterworks,

and West Basin Municipal

Water District to launch

Malibu Smart, a comprehensive

water conservation

program to help residential

and commercial customers

reduce water use.

Malibu Mayor Pro Tem

Karen Farrer said the new

realities of drought and climate

change mean that it is

more important than ever to

incorporate water conservation

into everything the city

does, from household use to

landscaping, to post-wildfire

rebuilding, as life in Malibu

revolves around water.

Scott Houston, director,

West Basin Municipal Water

District said climate change

and longer, more frequent

periods of dry conditions

are a major concern for the

communities, particularly

when it comes to fire danger.

Smart planning reduces the

risk of fire while using less

water. According to him, the

new program provides the

resources to combine waterefficiency

and technology to

more effectively conserve

water while helping to protect

the significant investments

that homeowners have

made to their property.

The goal of the Malibu

Smart program is to empower

Malibu residents

and businesses to save 28

million gallons of water annually

through rebates for

water saving technologies,

a water conservation concierge

service, free water

conservation audits, turf replacement

rebates and water

conservation workshops.

For more information

about the Malibu Smart

program, visit www.malibusmart.org.

Malibu hires new Fire

Safety Liaison

The City of Malibu has

hired Jerry Vandermeulen

as its new Fire Safety Liaison.

Jerry was introduced

to the community during

the City Council meeting

on Monday, May 13, his

first day on the job.

Mayor Pro Tem Karen

Farrer said Vandermuelen’s

experience in firefighting,

community emergency preparedness

and the urbanwildlands

interface issues

of wildfire safety, preparedness

and response are very

valuable to Malibu, where

wildfire is the top public

safety threat.

Vandermuelen has 35

years of fire service experience

with the Kern County

and Ventura County Fire

Departments. For the past

seven years, he has worked

as a Battalion Chief with

the Ventura County Fire

Department in the Conejo

Valley as well as in El Rio

and the unincorporated areas

of Ventura County, including

Malibu.

Los Angeles County and

Ventura County Fire Departments

share a mutual

fire threat, coordinating

on many issues including

training and emergency

responses. As a result,

Vandermuelen worked

regularly with LA County

Fire and developed excellent

relationships with LA

County Fire personnel.

CITY OF MALIBU

Certified O.W.T.S.

and N.A.W.T.

Septic inspectors

for all single family,

multi-family and

commercial properties.

His special assignments

have included a six-month

fire patrol assignment in

Lockwood Valley in northern

Ventura County and

working for three years as

a fire copter manager in

the Ventura County Aviation

Unit.

Vandermuelen said he

is thrilled to be given this

unique opportunity and

looks forward to working

McDermott

with city staff and residents

to develop this new position

and increase fire safety

and awareness.

Jerry will be working on

wildfire preparedness and

protection programs and is

available to assist residents

with their fire safety concerns.

Jerry can be reached

at (310) 456-2489 ext. 387

or JVandermeulen@Malibu

City.org.

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THE CITY OF MALIBU IS HERE TO HELP

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating Woolsey Fire. The City is committed

to doing everything possible to help community members with their immediate needs, to

provide asmooth process for those who lost homes to establish temporary housing on their

property and to rebuild, and to resume normal City services and activities.

NEW -ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH CITY STAFF FOR

REBUILD HELP ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1

In addition to weekday consultations meetings, the Planning Department will offer free

consultations by appointment to help residents one-on-one with their post-Woolsey Fire

rebuilding on Saturday, June 1. One-hour appointments are available between 9:00 AM and

4:00 PM. Homeowners and professionals working on rebuild projects may review preliminary

designs, ask questions and get feedback from senior Planning Dept. staff. To schedule an

appointment, email Aundrea Cruz at acruz@malibucity.org or call 310-456-2489, ext. 379.

WEEKDAY ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH CITY STAFF

FOR REBUILD HELP

Any Malibu resident whose property was damaged or destroyed in the Woolsey Fire can

schedule aone-on-one consultation with City staff to discuss specific rebuild questions and

concerns to help them through the process. To schedule an appointment, email Aundrea Cruz

at acruz@malibucity.org or call 310-456-2489, ext. 379.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEMPORARY

HOUSING PERMITS

Malibu residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Woolsey Fire may apply for

apermit to place atemporary trailer, Conex Container, mobile home or other type of temporary

housing on their property. Temporary housing applications will not be accepted until fire debris

removal has been completed and certified and afunctioning onsite wastewater treatment

system has been verified. This handout explains the process step-by-step:

http://malibucity.org/temporaryhousingapplication. For further questions, call 310-456-2489,

ext. 485 or email mplanning@malibucity.org.

NEW - ALL VIDEOSOF WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLEONLINE

The City has organized, participated in, or hosted at City Hall numerous meetings and

workshops intended to help residents whose homes were burned in the fire to successfully

navigate the complex process of rebuilding their homes. Many of these meetings and

workshops were filmed so that those who could not attend would be able to benefit from

them. All of the videos have been posted on the City website at

www.MalibuCity.org/942/Media-Center. New videos will be added on an ongoing basis.

FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL LOCATIONS -UPDATED WEEKLY

CalRecycle started fire debris removal under the state-sponsored program the week of

February 4, at properties that were burned in the Woolsey Fire in Malibu. Every week, we post

the streets where fire debris removal work is taking place at

www.MalibuCity.org/DebrisLocations.

CRISIS COUNSELING AVAILABLE

Stress, anxiety, and depression-like symptoms are common reactions after adisaster for both

children and adults. Getting help as soon as possible is the best way to protect your long-term

mental health. Mental Health Access Hotline: Call (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 to find

immediate mental health services. Learn more at https://dmh.lacounty.gov/our-services/

disaster-services/follow-disaster.

REBUILD FORM -EXPEDITED PERMITTING

The Planning Department offers anumber of Development Options for properties affected by

the Woolsey Fire. Learn more at www.MalibuCity.org/RebuildOptionsForm. Those planning to

rebuild an in-kind replacement of legally permitted structures destroyed in the fire may submit

aPlanning Verification (PV) Submittal Checklist. Get the form online at www.MalibuCity.org/

LikeForLikeSubmittalor call the Planning hotline at 310-456-2489, ext. 485, or email

mplanning@malibucity.orgto set up apre-submittal appointment.

City Geotechnical staff and the Environmental Sustainability Department developed aflowchart

to explain the geotechnical submittal requirements and review process for burned properties.

View, download or print the chart atwww.MalibuCity.org/GeotechFlowchart. Additional Planning

Dept. forms, checklists and applications are available for those interested in more complex

rebuild options atwww.MalibuCity.org/369/Applications-Forms-Fees.

FIRE REBUILD DESK AT MALIBU CITY HALL

Awalk-up counter staffed by aplanner is available during City Hall open hours. meet one-onone

with aCity planner who can walk residents through the process of getting atemporary

mobile home or trailer placed on their burned property, and help them begin the rebuilding

process. Mon -Thurs, 7:30 AM –5:30 PM, Frid 7:30 AM –4:30 PM

PHONE AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Malibu City Hall main phone: 310-456-2489

Malibu City Fire Rebuild webpage: www.MalibuRebuilds.org

Malibu City Debris Removal webpage: www.MalibuCity.org/Debris

Malibu City Planning Department questions: mplanning@malibucity.org

Malibu City Planning Department phone: 310-456-2489, ext. 485

Malibu City Building Division questions: mbuilding@malibucity.org

LA County Woolsey Fire Recovery webpage: www.LACounty.gov/LACountyRecovers


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Malibu seniors learn about monarch

butterflies during May luncheon

Malibu Surfside News

Staff Report

The Malibu Senior Center hosted a

butterfly-themed luncheon to commemorate

the City of Malibu’s commitment to

the Monarch Pledge on May 16. Seniors

enjoyed entertainment by guitarist Bob

Schuster and a native gardens presentation

by Parks and Recreation Commissioner

and Monarch Project member Judy

Villablanca. Attendees were entered into a

native plants raffle and ten lucky seniors

won pots of milkweed, sage and verbena

plants donated by Tracy Weirick of Golden

State Home Care.

“The City of Malibu Community Services

Department created a series of programs

and events to inspire the community

to help save this endangered, beautiful, and

enchanting flying insect,” said Katie Gallo,

recreation supervisor at the Malibu Senior

Center.

“The May Senior Center Luncheon was

Residents enjoyed a hearty meal at the

May Senior Luncheon on May 16. Photo

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The Year of the Butterfly including a

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Author recounts harrowing tale of capture by pirates

Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter

He spent two and a half years

in captivity after being taken by

pirates in Galkayo, Somalia in

2012, where he was researching

a book about piracy, for a

project funded by the Pulitzer

Center on Crisis Reporting.

German-American journalist

Michael Scott Moore recounted

his harrowing tale and discussed

his latest book “The Desert and

the Sea” at the Malibu Library

Speaker series on May 15 at the

Malibu Library.

Both Moore’s book and his

Malibu presentation thoroughly

discussed how he coped - often

in solitary confinement - and how

his mother, who helped negotiate

the release of her only son, and

valiantly went through the negotiation

process, holding onto hope

that he would return alive.

Ultimately, Moore was released

in September, 2014, much to the

relief of his many colleagues,

news organizations, family and

friends who had steadfastly supported

efforts seeking his release.

Moore spoke about why he

wanted to go to Somalia. “I

worked in Berlin and wrote for

Spiegel Online, the English edition

of the German Magazine,”

he said.

“I covered a long trial in Hamburg

about four members of a pirate

gang who were charged with

crimes because they hijacked the

MV Taipan, a German cargo ship

near Somalia.” That trial, he explained,

“was the first legal proceeding

on German soil against

any pirate in more than four centuries.”

His interest piqued, Moore

sought out to write a book explaining

Somalian piracy, the

politics in that region and the

dynamics between warring tribal

factions and the impotent central

Mogadishu government.

He travelled with Ashwin Raman,

a Indian-born film-maker,

whose documentaries about Afghanistan

and Somalia had won

several awards, Moore said. They

had arranged security through

Mohammed Sahal Gerlach, a

Somali elder, in Berlin because

Gerlach originally came from

Galkacyo, which had become a

latter-day pirate supply town.

“It’s easy for those in those in

the West to romanticize pirates as

people who defy the general order,”

Moore said. “There is some

truth to the fact that in the past,

Somalia’s shipping vessels and

beaches have been attacked.”

However, over time, Moore

noted, “those truths have been

merged with rumors and folklore

and obviously, piracy has transformed,

given that I was captured

on land and there were no vessels

or fishing grounds to protect.”

After ten days of filming, Ashwin

decided to deviate from their

travel plans but Moore stayed behind.

Moore and security guards

accompanied Ashwin to the Galcayo

airport and made that trek

safely. However, things took a

nefarious turn when, as Moore

and the guards were returning to

the hotel, they were met by two

“technicals,” SUVs armed heavily

with weapons, including a cannon.

Heavily armed men attacked

Moore and his entourage.

“My glasses were broken in the

dust. I was transported through

the desert for hours and ultimately,

I was placed on a cot and sat

there, hearing guards and other

hostages but unable to see very

much,” Moore said. “I realized I

had become a hostage.”

Moore recounted that over the

next two months, he lived on a

subsistence diet of bread, beans,

tuna from a can and water. “That

would be my diet for the next

several months, along with occasional

cooked pasta or rice,” He

said. “In two months, I lost 40

pounds.”

What followed, Moore said,

were 977 days of horror. Of waiting

and hoping that America’s

forces – or possibly, German

forces – would conduct a sting

operation to save him or that a

Michael Scott Moore (left) and Malibu resident Rocko Belic at the Library Speaker Series on May 15.

Barbara Burke/Surfside News

ransom would be paid to secure

his release.

Moore noted that, incredulously,

the pirates “had no conception”

that the United States and

Britain refused to formally pay

ransom. “They demanded a $20

million ransom for me,” he said.

Ultimately, Moore was relocated

to a long-line tuna fishing

boat anchored near Hobyo off the

Somali coast.

Months after being held hostage

on the boat, Moore, a surfer

and a good swimmer, decided to

make a run for it. “I told them that

I needed to go to the deck to get

some toilet paper and the guard

that they sent didn’t even bring a

weapon,” Moore said. “I jumped

into the water and began to swim

away very fast – the water never

felt so good.”

Unfortunately, however, although

the swell initially enabled

Moore to swim to a large distance

away from the boat, the pirates

stalled the boat and the same

swell pushed the boat toward

Moore.

After that, depression and a sense

of hopelessness sometimes overcame

him, Moore said. “A hostage

does nothing, but the long hours are

a crisis of longing,” Moore writes

in his book. “My sense of self, in

fact my sanity, would surge and

ebb. I tended to wake up in a stark

panic and pray for no greater mercy

than the dawn.”

Moore said that throughout

his ordeal, he would hear planes

flying overhead and would see

drones and was quite sure American

forces were keeping track of

his whereabouts.

Just as abruptly as when he was

captured, he was released. “The

morning of 23 September 2014,

was not unusual.” Moore said.

However, mid-day, he heard a car

at the front compound gate, was

told to pack his bags, and was

transported to the airport where

a bush pilot met him and flew

him to a safe place. There, he was

medically and psychologically

evaluated by physicians. And,

“that is where I asked for a beer,”

Moore said.


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Malibu planning commission

Nobu gets last chance to fix permit violations

Restaurant given

three weeks to file

permit amendment

or risk losing permit

Michele Willer-Allred

Freelance Reporter

The Malibu Planning

Commission is giving

Nobu Restaurant another

chance to fix what commissioners

say are permit violations

and nuisance issues

that have impacted traffic

on Pacific Coast Highway,

or else face revocation of

its operation permit.

At its Monday, May

20 meeting, the Planning

Commission unanimously

agreed it will make a final

decision at its first meeting

in August on whether to set

a separate Conditional Use

Permit modification or revocation

hearing.

(Note: The August meeting

will not determine if the

permit should be revoked. It

will be to decide if a revocation

hearing should be set.)

If Nobu files a CUP

Amendment, CUPA, within

the next three weeks,

the August meeting will be

canceled.

Instead, a report will be

made to the commission

about actions Nobu is taking

to address the situation.

Based on that report, the

commission can still make

a decision to take action.

Since staff’s last report to

the commission on the matter

back on March 18, the

City sent a cease-and-desist

letter to both the restaurant

and Wavebreak LLC, the

property owner.

The letter addresses violations

to the property’s

Conditional Use Permit,

which could result in code

enforcement action.

The city has issues with

vehicles queueing, entering

and leaving the property,

as well as valet attendants

allegedly crossing PCH illegally,

both of which have

generated traffic and safety

problems in the area.

Ben Resnick, attorney

for Nobu, previously submitted

a traffic engineer

report to justify the current

“We should be taking care of

[our residents] as opposed to this

dance [with Nobu] every couple

of months.”

Steve Uhring — Planning commission chairman

referencing residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire

valet operation; however,

the City is requiring that a

CUP amendment application

would have to be submitted

by Nobu for consideration

of the report.

Richard Mollica, the

city’s senior planner, said

that no application has been

received by the City, and no

corrective action has been

taken by Nobu.

Resnick expressed his

frustration with appearing

in front of the planning

commission numerous

times to address the parking

and traffic issues.

Resnick said some

changes have been implemented

at the site, but that

the restaurant is not in violation

of any provision of

the CUP and should not

be subject to revocation.

He said that the business

is complying with on-site

parking conditions, and

that valet does not stage or

park cars on PCH.

“Where are we in violation?

You can’t just set a

hearing on revocation and

hope to fish for something

and find something. You

got to have some violation

you can point to,” Resnick

said. “And this notion that

we’re in violation is still

mind boggling because no

one’s been able to point to

a violation to us.”

Assistant City Attorney

Trevor Rusin said there has

been a number of issues

over a number of hearings

regarding violations on the

property.

Several speakers at the

meeting came out both in

support and against Nobu.

Commissioner John

Mazza said he had his

doubts about Nobu’s traffic

engineer report.

“I personally do not believe

that the full solution

to this problem is something

that some traffic engineer

is going to come up

with. There are other problems,”

Mazza said.

Commissioner Jeffrey

Jennings said he wants the

City to show him a detailed

report if the commission

determines in August to set

a revocation hearing.

“What I want to see is

something that says the applicant

[Nobu] is doing X,

Y and Z, and it’s violating

this provision of the CUP.

Be very specific,” Jennings

told staff.

Planning Chairman

Steve Uhring said something

needs to be done because

the parking and traffic

problems at Nobu have

been going on a long time,

and there’s been no resolution.

He said setting a time

frame is the way to go to

spur change.

Uhring also added that the

city should be addressing

important issues in the city,

especially those that impact

residents who lost property

in the Woolsey Fire.

“We should be taking

care of them as opposed

to this dance [with Nobu]

every couple of months,”

Uhring said.

Also at the meeting, the

planning commission received

an update on the fire

rebuilds in the city.

Mollica said the city’s

first rebuild permit was

given on May 20 for a Malibu

home that was burned

down in the fire. It is the

first of homes that wasn’t

under construction prior to

the fire to get a permit.

According to the city, the

permit went to longtime

resident Drew Leonard,

who is rebuilding his parents’

destroyed home.

Business Briefs

Malibu welcomes new

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

will open its new 25,000

square-foot Malibu store,

located in The Park at

Cross Creek, 23401 Civic

Center Way, on June 12.

Opening day celebrations

will include samples from

local vendors, music and

giveaways starting at 8

a.m. The first 300 shoppers

will receive a custom

Whole Foods Market

Malibu reusable tote bag

containing Whole Foods

Market swag, snacks and

a savings card with a mystery

value ranging between

$5-$100.

The market will also host

a pre-opening party 2-5

p.m., June 8, in The Park at

Cross Creek. Members of

the community are invited

to help celebrate the store’s

grand opening with free,

family-friendly activities,

including delicious samples

from local suppliers, face

painting, live screen printing,

games, music and more.

Amy La Boube, store

team leader said they are

excited to bring Whole

Foods Market to Malibu

and they look forward to

serving the community and

providing their customers

with the tastiest and highest

quality natural and organic

food available.

All food at Whole Foods

Market must meet the company’s

rigorous quality

standards, which prohibit

hydrogenated fats, highfructose

corn syrup and

artificial sweeteners. The

store will offer a wide selection

of locally sourced

options, grab-and-go prepared

foods and natural

and organic grocery items.

Some special features

of the store include a fresh

produce department with

seasonal fruits and vegetables;

an in-store bakery

offering an array of cakes

made in-house, pastries,

tarts and chia parfaits; a

full-service butcher department

featuring inhouse

made sausages and

chicken and beef from local

suppliers; a seafood

department with unique

offerings, such as salmon

and shrimp burgers and

a prepared foods section

with a wide selection of

hot and cold food bars with

organic options.

To celebrate joining the

community, five percent of

the store’s net sales on June

27 will benefit the Boys &

Girls Club of Malibu, an

organization dedicated to

providing academic, wellness

and recreational programs

for middle and high

school students in the community.

Whole Foods Market

Malibu will employ approximately

140 full and

part-time team members.

Following the grand opening,

the store will be open

from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market

has 33 additional stores

in the greater Los Angeles

area.

For more information

visit www.whole

foodsmarket.com/stores/

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Don’t Panic, It’s Organic

Watering the plants properly can go a long way

Andy Lopez

Contributing Columnist

Invisible Gardener

I

have been in business

since the sixth grade.

I can say that over 90

percent of the time, the

problem is related to the

soil. I can also say that

over 90 percent of the soil

problems are related to

over watering. I was at a

house the other day. Very

lovely old oak trees at least

100 years old. If it weren’t

for us humans, these trees

would live another 200

years easily but thanks to

humans, they probably

won’t last another 10 years.

One died already. It had

sudden death disease which

oaks get. The professionals

will say they have no

idea what happens. They

do know it is a disease that

spreads in the soil. My take

on this has been that the

soil is damaged by either

through over watering by

humans. Also through toxic

applications by humans.

Water will damage the soils

microbial life. I tell folks

that microbes cannot swim.

Waterlogged soil means

that microbial life has

drowned.

Roots need air believe it

or not. The soil breathes in

the air. It takes out carbon

dioxide and converts the

carbon into carbonic acid.

They use this acid to convert

minerals into a soluble

form the plants then can

assimilate and use. If this

is not functioning, the

plants, trees, whatever, will

not be getting their supply

of the basics they need to

be healthy and ward off

pests and diseases.

City water has chemicals

in it to kill bacteria. Soil

is full of living bacteria.

They are harmed by many

things: city water, chemical

fertilizers, chemical pesticides,

basically anything

toxic that is made by man.

We have been taught that

if a little is good, a lot is

better. This is not always

the case. Almost all of the

gardeners I know, over

water. When it gets hot,

they water more.

I tell folks that one

should allow the soil to

dry in-between waterings.

The best is to only water

twice per week. I know

from experience that this

works. The key here is

to keep the water below

ground since you lose 75

percent from evaporation.

There are many subsurface

drip systems now that are

meant to be buried and will

last for many years barring

a gardener cutting it.

The system should be

buried around two feet

below soil level. The goal

is to water once a week for

trees and twice a week for

the entire property. Trees

can survive all year with

very little rain. This is primarily

because it taps into

underground water sources.

Usually, this source is

there for it to use, but we

have depleted this source.

Now they don’t have as

much water to go around.

If you were to water every

day, as many do, then the

tree would not have any

need for deep roots, and

those roots would slowly

die. That’s why you see

trees falling over in the

recent rains. Usually, this

would not be a problem if

they had deep roots, but

these trees all have shallow

roots instead. Many folks

think that watering the

lawn is enough to water the

trees. Lawns have shallow

roots, and that’s one reason

you have to water so often

unless you water-train your

lawn. Trees should have

their own water line separate

from the lawn. Also

if you are not organically

fertilizing your lawn, then

the high nitrogen fertilizer

will damage the soil and

also eventually damage the

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Rebuilding in the wake of a loss

The Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguard program receives a dose of

optimism

(Left to right)

Foundation President

Bill Robinson, State

Parks lifeguard

Tim Harvey, and

Malibu Optimist

Mark Ball pose after

the Malibu Optimist

Club presented the

Leo Carrillo Junior

Lifeguard program with

a donation of $1,000

on May 16, to help the

program rebuild after

its devastating loss of

all equipment in the

Woolsey fire.

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her purse unattended on a

towel to go swimming in

the ocean. Upon her return

30 minutes later, her purse

was missing.

May 7

• A $650 iPhone and a wallet

with driver’s license

and credit cards reportedly

were stolen from a Volkswagen

Jetta parked at

33850 Pacific Coast Highway.

• The alleged victim stated

he arrived at the beach

at around 2:30 p.m., and

parked his car to go surfing.

He said before he left,

he locked the vehicle and

placed the car keys worth

$200 under the rear wheel

well. When he returned at

around 4 p.m., he could

not find his keys, but got

into the vehicle using a

stick through his slightlyopened

window. He realized

items from his car

were missing. He believes

someone was watching

him when he hid the keys.

May 6

• Six bottles of Belvedere

Vodka, three bottles of

Jagermeister, and seven

bottles of Patron Tequila,

with a total value of

$725.84, reportedly were

stolen from CVS Pharmacy,

23805 Malibu Road.

• An informant stated he

observed via surveillance

footage a male suspect

wearing a “Gucci” hat

enter the store with an

empty bag, and walked

through an unlocked door

in a room where alcohol is

stored. The suspect placed

the items in the bag, and

subsequently walked out

the front door of the store

without paying for the

items. The suspect then

entered a silver Mercedes

sedan and drove away.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Malibu Surfside News

police reports are compiled

from official records on file

at the Los Angeles County

Lost Hills/ Malibu Sheriff’s

Department headquarters.

Anyone listen in these reports

is considered to be innocent

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Poet’s Corner

Nature’s Way: A metaphor for Love and Life

(Spring)

When the seeds of love are planted, we

look to Heaven for the rain.

When the tears of joy start

falling we know life will never be the

same.

The seasons come and go, things

change day by day,

But our love keeps growing

stronger.

I guess that’s just Nature’s Way.

(Summer)

Most days are filled with

sunshine, sometimes the clouds come

rolling in.

When it’s bright we see the future, in

the shade what might have been.

The warm winds give us strength, the

cold ones can blow us away

But our roots keep getting deeper.

I guess that just Nature’s Way.

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I guess that just Nature’s Way.

(Winter)

There comes a time in life when things

begin to fade.

You can find the joy in comfort or you

can be afraid.

When you realize there are

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It’s time to revel in your blessings.

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draws protest, investigation

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3. Two critically injured after suspected drunken

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From the Editor

In support of Malibu’s resilience

Abhinanda Datta

editor@malibusurfsidenews.com

As the editor of a

newspaper I am

not allowed to play

favorites, but compiling

the Life and Arts section

of each issue is something

that I look forward to

every week. For this issue,

I chose the murder mystery

dinner theater performance

by the students of Malibu

High School. I was incredibly

excited as it was based

on Clue, a board game that

I have spent hours obsessively

playing since I was

a kid.

The brilliant costumes

and a riveting performance

aside, the production

was for an important

cause. The MHS Theater

Department will not receive

substantial financial

support as per the proposed

budget next year,

and the Woolsey Fire had

already led to considerable

financial loss. Through

productions such as these,

it is trying to ensure that

the talented students get

the opportunity to express

their true aspirations.

The school also has

exceptionally talented

artists, and they had their

artworks exhibited at

the SMMUSD annual

art show. It is heartening

to see that despite all

the loss, these children

continue to excel with the

support of their parents

and teachers.

A community as incredible

and resilient as this

deserves all the support it

can get.

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school

From Page 7

at the School Board meeting.

It showed a $16,093 increase

in supply costs related

to the Woolsey fire

in Malibu, and a $720,623

increase in consultant and

independent contractor

fees for rebuild also related

to the fire.

Melody Canady, assistant

superintendent of business

and fiscal services, said that

the district is still working

with their insurance company

and FEMA on financial

numbers regarding the

fire, and will be trying to

solidify those numbers for

the Board.

Canady said the plan is to

provide the Board with the

2019-20 preliminary budget

on Thursday, June 6.

‘Learning’ from the recent

altercation at Malibu High

Santa Monica-Malibu

Unified School District

Superintendent Ben Drati

is urging those who have

heard the news or saw social

media postings about a

recent altercation at Malibu

High School to wait until

they have the full story

before making an opinion.

“What you see on the

film is incomplete. That I

will say,” Drati said about

the altercation, which occurred

last week between

students outside of the high

school and a recording was

posted on social media.

“There will be learning

from this experience,” said

Drati, adding that a restorative

justice team has already

been deployed to the

school to talk to students.

Drati said he has seen

the Malibu High School

community recognize that

the incident “does not represent

them” and that improvements

still need to be

made throughout the world

on equity, race, sexism,

and other problems.

“It’s a complex situation.

We see every day in

the world what’s happening

around us,” Drati added,

saying the district has

plans to address issues at

least at its schools.

“It just reminds me why

it’s so important and why

I’m glad that we have restorative

justice and it’s

expanding here,” Drati

said about the district.

Drati added that he is also

glad the district has social

justice standards and an

ethics studies graduation

requirement that is currently

being developed under the

school board’s direction.

Curriculum is currently

being developed throughout

the district around social

justice standards.

“We’re going to be working

with (the teachers), and

the students to really speak

to why those standards are

so important,” Drati said.

Drati said that the district

is also really working

with parents as co-partners

in educating students.

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Faith Briefs

Malibu United Methodist Church (30128

Morning View Drive, 310-457-7505)

Taize Meditation

7 p.m. Tuesdays. Join

for 10 minutes or stay for

an hour in quiet meditation

and reflection in the Sanctuary.

Conversations

7 p.m. first Wednesdays

of the month. The church

invites Malibu community

members with diverse

views to gather in Gabrielson

Hall to discuss topics

such as the Woolsey Fire

recovery effort, politics,

family stories, today’s journalism,

voter registration,

the fairness doctrine, economics,

and any subject

attendees may be interested

in or concerned about. Pie

and coffee abound.

Support Group

Anyone impacted by the

fire who is in need of support

may call the church’s

office or email the Listening

Post at TheListening

PostMalibu@gmail.com to

arrange a support group appointment.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

7:30-9 p.m. Mondays.

By the time one reaches

co-dependents anonymous,

they have lost touch with

themselves by focusing

on another. This meeting

begins with an affirmation

of each individual’s own

authenticity and attendees

write on their experience

with one of the 55 traits.

Members then share what

they’ve written or pass,

then have open sharing. For

more information, contact

risk2change@gmail.com.

Malibu Music Nights

6:30-9 p.m. third Saturday

of the month. Malibu

artists (from established

musicians to students) will

perform in the courtyard.

To perform, or for more

information, email devon

meyersproject@gmail.

com.

Malibu Music and Art Youth

Group

3-5:30 p.m. every Monday.

The Malibu Music and

Art Youth Group, supervised

by Devon Meyers,

will meet in the Mayhugh

Education Center Community

Room located next

to the Malibu Methodist

parking lot. The group is

open to local middle and

high school students, interested

in the arts, free of

charge. Students are welcome

to bring their instruments

and imagination and

play, write, collaborate,

sing and jam with fellow

students. Photography and

art students are welcome,

too. For more information,

contact Devon Meyers at

(310) 442-9380 or email

devonmeyersproject@

gmail.com.

Prayer and Healing Circle

7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. A

non-denominational gathering

of like-minded people

united in different forms of

focused prayer and healing

modalities. Featured speakers

and workshops are offered

throughout the year.

Alateen Meeting

10 a.m. Saturdays, Alateen

meeting

Yoga with Jodi

6:30 p.m. Mondays and

Wednesdays.

AA Meetings

6:30 p.m. Sundays; noon

and 7 p.m. Mondays and

Tuesdays; noon and 7:30

p.m. Wednesdays; noon

and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays;

noon and 8 p.m. Fridays;

noon and 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Bible Kids

3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays for

kindergarten through second-grade

children; 3-4:30

p.m. Thursdays for third

through fifth-grade children.

Bible Kids is an afterschool

child care program.

Al Anon Meetings

7:30 p.m. Thursday and

10 a.m. Saturday

Youth Group

6:30-9 p.m. Fridays. For

middle through high school

students.

Sunday Worship

10:30-11:30 a.m., Sundays.

Child care available.

Children’s program held

during worship.

Malibu Presbyterian Church (3324

Malibu Canyon Road, 310-456-1611)

Sunday Worship Services

10:15 a.m. Sundays

Connect Hour

9-10 a.m. Sundays

Men’s Breakfast

7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays

at Marmalade Cafe, 3894

Cross Creek Road, Malibu.

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue

(24855 Pacific Coast Highway, 310-

456-2178)

Torah Study

10 a.m. Saturdays, with

Rabbi Michael Schwartz.

Open to all.

Baby & Me Class

9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays.

The synagogue hosts weekly

classes where babies and

toddlers are welcome to

explore the school through

blocks, paints, dramatic

play, puppets, music, cooking,

movement, sensory

play, and, of course, bubbles.

There will be a weekly

discussion pertaining to

babies and toddler’s beginning

years. Open to all.

Religious School

3:45-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Tuesday Mamas

4 p.m. Tuesdays

Tot Shabbat

11:30 a.m.-noon. Fridays.

Celebrate Shabbat

with prayers, music and

dancing.

Waking Up to Jewish Ethics

7:30-9 a.m. Every Thursday.

A discussion group

based on Talmudic sources.

Going rate

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Hand in Hand

4-5:30 p.m. Every Thursday.

Hand in Hand is an

inclusion program that integrates

youth of all abilities

in an after-school social program.

For more information

on how to participate, email

cantor@mjcs.org.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (28211

Pacific Coast Highway, 310-457-7966)

Sacred Yoga

7:15-8:15 p.m. First

Thursday of every month.

Class with Liz Krystofik.

Contemplative Worship

8 a.m. Sundays

Traditional Worship

10 a.m. Sundays

Martial Arts

4-7 p.m. Mondays,

Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Class with Kurt Lampson.

Sunday School

10-11 a.m. Sundays.

Chabad of Malibu (22943 Pacific Coast

Highway, 310-456-6588)

Distribution Center

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Chabad

is distributing women’s

men’s and children’s clothing

as well as accessories,

shoes, toys and toiletries

free of charge. For more

information, visit www.one

withmalibu.com.

Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday Services

9 a.m., Kabbalah on

the Parsha; 10 a.m. Shabbat

service; 11 a.m. Words

from the Rabbi & Torah

Reading; 12:30 p.m. Kiddush

lunch

Sunday Services

9 a.m.

Parent and Me Program

9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

This program is held

at Gan Malibu Preschool,

22933 PCH. For more information,

call (310) 456-

6573 or email sarah@gan

malibu.com.

Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter

Canyon Road, 310-456-2361)

Centering Prayer

8:30 a.m. second and

fourth Thursdays

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Students and guests play detectives at dinner

Kateri Wozny

Freelance Reporter

An evening replete with

the macabre awaited dinner

guests who came to help

raise money for the Malibu

High School Theatre Department

and attempted

to figure out ‘whodunit’

during the “Clue: Murder

Mystery Theatre” performance

at Point Dume Club,

May 17-18.

“Clue,” based on the cult

classic film and the board

game, was set on a dark and

stormy night where guests

interacted with the iconic

characters as they raced

to find the murderer in

Boddy Manor. The actors

also served delicious dinner

from the Malibu Farm

restaurant.

A pall of suspense and

death surrounded the

manor as multiple murders

occurred. Mr. Boddy and

Wadsworth the Butler end

up switching roles with

Mr. Boddy killing Wadsworth

in the lounge with

the revolver. Col. Mustard

also killed a motorist in

the lounge with a wrench,

while Mrs. White killed

Yvette the Maid in the study

with a rope. Mrs. Peacock

killed the cook with the

dagger in the kitchen and

Mrs. Green killed the cat

in the library with the lead

pipe. Professor Plum killed

the telegram girl with a revolver

in the hallway and

Miss Scarlett killed the

cop with the candlestick

in the lounge. At the end

of the play, the FBI, who

were also disguised as

the cook’s assistant and

the maids, revealed to the

guests who had committed

what murder.

“The play itself is mayhem,

everyone (the cast) is

running crazy and as you’re

watching the relationships

unfold, in the end, the FBI

come in,” Plaia said.

William Hammond, 18,

a senior at Malibu High

School, played Wadsworth

the Butler, who helps keep

Boddy Manor running

smoothly.

“He starts off mellow

and debonair and throughout

the show, he unravels

and stresses out,” Hammond

said. “He keeps his

eye on the prize.”

The theatre students have

also come together through

rough times. When the

Woolsey Fire raged across

Malibu in November, the

students were days away

from their opening night

performance for “Spring

Awakening.” The cast was

forced to wait until the first

week of February to perform

the musical with only

two performances instead

of the initial four.

“Students lost rented

scripts, publicity materials

and t-shirts from lost

or smoke-damaged homes

that all had to be reprinted,”

Plaia said.

Nina Gonzalez, 18, a

senior at Malibu High

School, played the character

of Yvette the Maid,

who is head maid of Boddy

Manor. She has been with

the theatre department

since she was a junior.

“It’s super fun (to play

the head maid) because

a lot of the play is ad-libbing

and interacting with

the audience. It’s a very

‘Pink Panther,’ over the top

French accent,” Gonzalez

said.

Malibu High School

(Left to right) Caden Stockwell, Kira Smit, Jodi Plaia,

William Hammond, Nina Gonzalez and Bailey Mathews

pose before the performance.

overall had a field and a

construction container that

received burn damages.

After the heavy rains and

mudslides, parts of the

teacher’s lounge and two

classrooms were flooded

and parts of the floors and

drywall had to be replaced.

Since the Woolsey Fire,

Plaia said less students returned

to campus due to being

displaced.

“In the theatre department,

we lost some students

because they just

don’t want move back (to

Malibu) or can’t move back

due to a longer commute,”

Plaia said.

Performances for “Spring

Awakening” took place on

Feb. 1 and Feb. 10 due to

the heavy rains and mudslides

that had occurred in

between. The first night of

the musical sold out, which

was the largest audience

that had come to a Malibu

High School musical in 10

years.

“With or without the fire,

we don’t come close to

selling out anymore,” Plaia

said. “I think people wanted

to come and support the

first show (due to the tragic

events).”

Overall, Plaia said the

theatre department lost

about $5,000 in production

costs between November

to February due to losing

the two performances. She

said to put on a musical

costs between $25,000 to

$30,000, while the rights to

a musical is $5,000.

Although the experience

of the Woolsey Fire was

devastating, the word that

the cast used to get them

through the hard times was

“resilient.”

“We kept saying how resilient

the cast and community

was. No one ever gave

up,” Plaia said. “When the

fire hit, as a director, it’s

like being in labor saying,

stop, don’t push, hold on. It

was a holding pattern.”

Plaia said on average, the

theatre department pulls

in about $8,000 in tickets

sales between one play and

one musical throughout the

school year. Proceeds from

the “Clue” performance

will also be used for the

Malibu High School theater students solve the murder

of Mr. Boddy (Owen Pedersen) during “Clue: Murder

Mystery Theater” at the Point Dume Club, May 18. Photos

by Suzy Demeter/Surfside News

next year’s productions, as

the department will not be

receiving as much money

from the upcoming school

budget.

“To sell tickets and to

make it back, that’s where

we get the funding,” Plaia

said. “We spend it on the

shows and will continue to

put on stellar performances

next year that the community

has come to know

and love.”

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District-wide art show captures students’ artistic aspirations

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Malibu Middle and High

schoolers took part in the

fourth annual SMMUSD

District Wide Art Show,

the one-day exhibit and

celebratory event held at

Santa Monica Art Studios,

May 15.

“The art show was a huge

success and as a district

and community, we should

be so proud to have such a

talented team of visual arts

teachers and students,” said

Tom Whaley, visual and

performing arts coordinator

for the district.

“The adjudicators were

extremely impressed with

the quality and professionalism

of the work presented

in the show.”

Upon entering, attendees

were greeted by over

First place winners (left to right) Skyla Bryn Towner

(digital design), Sally Johnston (ceramics), Hannah

Hannley (painting) and Ryan Kassoy (photography) won

scholarships from the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica.

Stephanie Chaisson/ Surfisde News

300 works in a variety of

genres, free forms of expression

by some very

proud young artists. The

venue was separated into

two wings, with middleschool

entrants on one side

and the high-school submissions

on the other.

Entrants from Malibu’s

schools were carefully selected

by Thomas Hacker,

who teaches four sections

of middle school art and

one of high school art and

by Carla Bowman-Smith,

Art Department Chair at

Malibu High School.

Over 300 works of art were on display at the Santa Monica Art Studios during the 2019

SMMUSD District Wide Art Show May 15. photo submitted

“There were approximately

one hundred students

who entered works

into the exhibit,” Bowman-

Smith said. “Each of the art

teachers helped approximately

thirty kids to submit

their works.”

Bowan-Smith teaches

photography, digital design

and AP studio, as

well as yearbook. “For

my students’ submissions,

I selected works from the

AP studio art portfolios

and selected the strongest

photography and digital

design works to be submitted,”

she said. “Then, I had

them printed and windowmatted.”

The Dish

Tempting new breakfast delights at Marmalade Cafe

Barbara Burke

Freelance Reporter

Malibu’s Marmalade

Café offers new, unique

breakfast and brunch items

during the summer.

Start with the basics and

grab a cup of Peerless organic

coffee, a small batch

craft coffee roaster that

was awarded Roaster of

the Year for North America

by Roast Magazine. Coffee

costs $3.99 a cup and the

restaurant is generous with

its refills.

Try the Marmalade

breakfast tacos ($13.99),

featuring crispy potatoes

with bacon, perfectly

grilled caramelized onions,

cheddar cheese, scrambled

eggs, all wrapped in three

large, tasty tortillas and

covered with a Pico de Gallo

that hits the right spot

between sweet and spicy.

Guacamole adds to the flavor

of this selection, which

is served with chips and

Salsa Verde.

Another interesting option

is the Keto Avocado

BLT Salad ($16.99), featuring

well-seasoned, chopped

chicken breast, roasted tomatoes,

bacon, large, meaty

chunks of avocado, topped

with a poached egg, scallions

and ranch dressing,

served on a mixture of iceberg

and arugula salad.

For those craving a

heartier entrée, The Beyond

Burger ($14.50) is a viable

option. This choice features

an impressive meatytasting,

plant-based burger

with roasted mushrooms

and caramelized onions.

The concoction is topped

with Bel Paese cheese, an

interesting semi-soft cheese

that hales from the Lombardy

region in Italy. “Bel

Paese” means “beautiful

country” in Italian and in

1906, Egidio Galbani fashioned

the recipe to assist

Italy’s cheese region in its

efforts to compete with the

cheese makers in the Alpine

regions of France. The Bel

Paese melts excellently,

helping the Beyond Burger

Marmalade Café’s breakfast tacos with bacon and

potatoes are filling and delicious.

Barbara Burke/Surfside News

to ooze with fantastic flavor,

especially because it is

served with truffle aioli and

arugula on a Brioche bun.

This comes with an ample

serving of delicious French

fries and choose between

an organic green salad or

a Caesar salad to turn this

into a healthier meal.

You can substitute with

sweet potato fries for an additional

$2.25 and can start

the meal with a cup of soup

for $4.99. Marmalade offers

one of the best soup selections

in Malibu, including

a hearty Chicken and

Wild Rice Chowder, Split

Pea, Tomato Bisque, Tuscan

Wild Bean and Kale (Vegan),

Wild Mushroom (Vegetarian)

and Chicken Tortilla.

Those wanting soup

only pay $5.99 for a cup and

$7.99 for a bowl, reasonable

prices for filling fare. The

establishment also serves up

a very tasty, savory French

Onion soup ($9.99).

“Marmalade focuses

on ensuring that our food

is the freshest and we use

organic ingredients,” said

General Manager Elmer

Pyles. “For instance, our

chickens are raised in a

humane environment and

they are fed only a 100

percent vegetarian diet and

there is no use of antibiotics

or hormones.”


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Surfside puzzler CROSSWORD & Sudoku

This is more than your average crossword. The Surfside Puzzler features clues pertaining to Malibu each week.

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Mormons, initially

4. The Trojans

7. Gear tooth

10. More, in Madrid

13. Partake of

14. Weep

15. Nutritional inits.

16. Well-chosen

17. Learning place

20. Willy ___: space

writer

21. Fashionable Klein

22. Undergo diffusion

24. Features of Leo

Carillo State Park

28. Fixes

31. Sci-fi figures

32. Periods

33. Run

34. “Sleepless in ___”

36. Plot

37. Special skill or ability

someone has

38. Out of place

40. Cut down, as in a

budget

42. Language

44. Works the dough

46. Immensely

47. Down for the count

50. French explorer La

___

51. Bits and pieces of

U.S. history

53. Render harmless

55. It’s close to Surfrider

Beach

56. Government

Agency that handles

unemployment claims

58. “Baywatch” star

62. Actress Long

63. Unrefined rock

64. Big Ten sch.

65. Compass reading

66. ___ as a bone

67. Hughes or Nugent

68. Camera type, briefly

69. Mr. Buttons

Down

1. Emissary

2. “Phooey!”

3. Stadium sections

4. ___ Ta Be my girl

5. “Help!”

6. Toronto media inits.

7. James Patterson’s detective

8. Laker, Lamar

9. Aplenty

10. Accursed

11. Copy

12. Farm pen

18. River to the North Sea

19. English composer Gustav

Theodore __

23. Member of the highest

order of angels

25. One may exert pressure

26. Speaks

27. Like Cheerios

29. Over to a poet

30. Compass point

33. Soon-to-be graduate

34. Native of Mogadishu

35. Capital of Nord

37. Outdoor gathering

39. Italian city known for

sparkling wine

40. Thanks, for short

41. Part of a cell nucleus

43. Ray type

45. Dictator

47. ___ roll

48. Early Ping-Pong score

49. Mended a sock

51. Prepared for war

52. Life saving technique

54. Thun’s river

56. A means to an ___

57. Board member, abbr.

59. Board room votes

60. High-speed Internet

inits.

61. Neighbor of Afr.

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has

been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares.

To solve the puzzle each row, column and box must

contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Rosenthal Tasting Room

(18741 pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-1392)

■12-9 ■ p.m. May 25:

live music with Street

Monks, Hunter

Nakozono, Pagame;

Humble Crust Pizza

Truck

■12- ■ 9 p.m. May 26:

live music with Starting

With Us, DJ Tonz

of Fun; Humble Crust

Pizza Truck

Malibu Wines

(31740 Mulholland

Highway, Malibu; 818-

865-0605)

■5-9 ■ p.m. Friday, May

24; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 25 11

a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday,

May 26: Two Doughs

Pizza

The Sunset

(6800 Westward Beach

Road, Malibu; 310- 589-

1007)

■4 ■ p.m. Sunday, DJ

Duke’s Malibu Restaurant

(21150 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

317-0777)

■4 ■ p.m.- close. May

24: Aloha Friday with

Tahitian dancers, live

music and $8 mai

tai’s

Moonshadows

(20356 Pacific Coast

Highway, Malibu; 310-

456-3010)

■7 ■ p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday

and Saturday; 3-9

p.m. Sunday: Live DJ

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Scene, email editor@mali

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answers

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The latest wave

Find out more about Pepperdine

athletics, Page 26

Nice setup

Young volleyball players enjoy

City’s clinic, Page 28

Jordan Wilimovsky

swims a

distance race at

the U.S. Open

Water National

Championships May

3 in Miami. Photos

Submitted

Malibu native collects third national title, sets sights on world, Page 27


26 | May 23, 2019 | Malibu surfside news sports

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Pepperdine Athletics

Waves men’s golf qualifies for NCAA Championships

Pepperdine is headed to

the NCAA Championships

for the 10th time in program

history as the Waves

earned a fourth-place finish

at the NCAA Austin

Regional on May 15.

The Waves got off to a

great start with Monday’s

first round, and that largely

turned out to be the difference

in allowing the squad

to be one of the five advancing

teams. Pepperdine

finished with a three-day

total of a 6-over 858 (278-

290-290) at the par-71

University of Texas Golf

Club. The Waves were tied

for first after the first round

and still had a 10-shot margin

over sixth place heading

into Wednesday.

That advantage slowly

dwindled over the course

of the third round, and according

to Golfstat, the

Waves briefly slid into

sixth place late in the day

when they were overtaken

by both USC and Arkansas.

But the Waves had a

solid finish, as on the final

two holes, the four scoring

players recorded seven

pars and one bogey to put

Pepperdine into the clubhouse

at +6.

On the other side of the

course, with Pepperdine already

done, the final three

holes saw Arkansas go 10-

over and USC go 3-over,

securing the Waves’ topfive

finish. Pepperdine finished

two shots better than

the Trojans and seven better

than the Razorbacks.

Joe Highsmith led the

way for the Waves. His

fourth-place finish became

the best-ever by a Pepperdine

freshman in regional

play.

Pepperdine, the 1997

NCAA champion, last

played in the NCAA

Championships in 2017,

when they finished 13th.

The Waves were the #3

seed among the 14 teams

at the NCAA Austin Regional.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Pepperdine ends season

The sixth-ranked Pepperdine

won the doubles

point before falling 4-1 to

third-ranked Stanford in

the NCAA Quarterfinals

Friday, May 17.

The Waves finish the

2018-2019 season at 24-4

overall, going undefeated

for the third-straight year

and winning the regular

season title for the eighthstraight,

as they went on to

win their seventh-straight

WCC Tournament championship.

The #6 Waves came

out hot in doubles play,

where the No. 41 pair of

Jessica Failla and Anastasia

Iamachkine took the

feet out from under the

No. 19 tandem of Caroline

Lampl and Kimberly

Yee 6-1. The 86th-ranked

Daria Kuczer and Ashley

Lahey stifled a comeback

from the 29th-ranked pair

of Emily Arbuthnott and

Michaela Gordon with a

score of 6-4 and clinching

the doubles point for Pepperdine.

Up 1-0, the Waves took

to singles in the 90-degree

Florida heat. Playing

against all-ranked Cardinal

players, Pepperdine

struggled to break the wall.

The No. 37 Lahey added a

bright spot, however, winning

6-4 in her first set.

Court five, six and two saw

the first three points go

to Stanford, while No. 53

Failla and Dzina Milovanovic

provided a stalemate,

fighting to keep the Waves

alive as the Cardinal led

3-1.

Stanford then took court

four 6-1, 6-4 to end Pepperdine’s

season in the NCAA

Quarterfinals.

The loss marks the last

match in a Waves uniform

for Jessica Failla, Adrijana

Lekaj and Dzina Milovanovic.

WOMEN’S SWiMMING AND DIVING

Sofia Shah will be representing

her home country

of Nepal in the 2019 FINA

World Championships after

qualifying during the

Nepal National Championships.

“Nepalese Nationals

were a great and interesting

experience,” said Shah,

who will be a junior in

2019-20. “I’m happy with

my times and I’m looking

forward to training hard and

improving over the summer

here at Pepperdine.

“I’m very excited to be

back on the international

swimming stage at my

fourth FINA world championships

representing Nepal.

I’d like to thank Joe,

Jess and the team for motivating

me and supporting

me every step of the way.”

Shah competed in five

events, taking gold in three

and silver in two more. She

took gold in the 50 fly and

was part of the gold-winning

4x100 free and medley

relay teams. Shah took

silver in both the 100 and

50 free.

“We are extremely

proud of Sofia,” said head

coach Joe Spahn. “She has

worked extremely hard this

season for her team and

for herself. This is a great

opportunity for her to represent

her home country

of Nepal and her represent

Pepperdine on an international

stage.”

Information from Pepperdine

University and

www.pepperdinewaves.

com. Compiled by Assistant

Editor Michal Dwojak,

m.dwojak@22ndcentury

media.com.

This Week In ...

Pepperdine Athletics

WOMEN’S TENNIS

■May ■ 23 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 24 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 25 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

BASEBALL

■May ■ 23 - at WCC

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 24 - at WCC

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 25 - at WCC

Championships, TBA

MEN’S GOLF

■May ■ 24 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 25 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 26 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 27 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 28 - at NCAA

Championships, TBA

■May ■ 29 - at NCAA

Championships. TBA


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Malibu surfside news | May 23, 2019 | 27

Wilmovsky wins third national title; world championships next

Chris Megginson

Freelance Reporter

For the first time in his

eight-year senior-level career,

Malibu native Jordan

Wilimovsky of Team

Santa Monica will swim

the 800-meter freestyle,

1,500-meter freestyle and

10K open water marathon

in a World Championship.

Wilimovsky, a 2016

Olympian, won his thirdstraight

10K national title at

the U.S. Open Water National

Championships in Miami

on May 3 to qualify for the

18th FINA World Aquatics

Championships, July 12-28,

in Gwangju, South Korea,

and the 2019 Pan American

Games in Lima, Peru, beginning

July 26.

His top U.S. time of 1

hour 50 minutes and 57.35

seconds was second overall

in the race, not far behind

Italian Olympic swimmer

Gregorio Paltrinieri

(1:49:25.37), an open water

newcomer.

“It was a solid race. Our

goal was to qualify for the

World Championship team

and we were able to do that.

It was kind of checking that

box and we’re getting ready

for Worlds,” Wilimovsky

said. “This is a big year

for Open Water, because if

you place in the Top 10 in

the World Championship it

solidifies your spot on the

Olympic Team in the 10K.”

Wilimovsky previously

qualified for the World

Championships in the pool

last fall at the Pan Pacific

Championships with a gold

medal in the 1,500 free

(14:46.93) and a silver medal

finish and personal record

time (7:45.19) in the 800.

Preparation for the 2020

Olympics in Tokyo is a big

part of Wilimovsky’s approach

to the upcoming

Jordan Wilimovsky, a Malibu High alumnus and 2016 Olympian, will swim three races at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in July in South

Korea. Photo Submitted

World Championships. He

will hope to capitalize on his

past international success

when he competes in the

10K at Yeoshu Expo Ocean

Park on July 16, followed

by the 800 meters on July 23

and 1,500 meters on July 27

at the Nambu International

Aquatics Centre.

“Every competition is

different, but having the

Olympic experience takes

the pressure off and knowing

what these big experiences

are like,” Wilimovsky

said. “It will be fun. I’m just

trying to get some fast times

and the goal is to go ahead

and qualify in the 10K, the

1,500 and 800. This will be

good prep to simulate what

it will be like to swim all

three of those races in a 10-

day span.”

This will be his sixth time

to represent Team USA in

an international 10K race,

after finishing ninth in the

2014 Pan Pacific in Australia;

winning gold at the

2015 World Championships

in Kazan, Russia; placing

fifth in the 2016 Olympic

Games in Rio de Janeiro,

Brazil; earning silver at the

2017 World Championships

in Budapest, Hungary; and

winning gold last fall at Pan

Pacific outside Tokyo.

While Wilimovsky has

proven to be at the top of

his sport in the 10K, he is

looking to make his mark

in the pool also, returning

to pool competition last

year after a year removed.

“I feel really strong in

the pool. I’ve been putting

in a lot of work and going

fast in practice, faster than I

ever have before. I hope that

equates to a strong showing

this summer,” he said.

He enters 2019 after one

of his most successful professional

seasons.

In December, Wilimovsky

was named one of

Team USA’s Top 18 Men of

2018 after taking silver in

the 800 and winning gold in

both the 1,500 and 10K at

the Pan Pacific Championships

last August in Japan.

He also won the 400, 800

and 1,500 freestyles at the

Winter National Championships

in November and won

the 1,500 and finished second

in the 800 at the Phillips

66 National Pool Championships

last summer.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Alex Sudmann

Sudmann is a sophomore sprinter on the

Malibu High School track team. He had

two top-10 finishes at the Citrus Coast

League meet.

Do you have any prerace rituals or

superstitions?

Every morning of the day I run, I have

to make these chocolate protein pancakes

with chocolate sauce. I don’t know if it actually

helps me run, but I feel like I have

to do it.

If you could compete in another

event, what would it be?

The discus for sure. I feel like throwing

a metal pancake as far as I can sounds like

a lot of fun.

How did you get into sprinting?

I played a ton of soccer before and a

lot of people said I was pretty fast. When

I finally got into high school and found

out that I could run track I really wanted

to take advantage of it and see how fast I

could run.

If you could play another sport,

what would it be?

I would definitely want to play football. I

feel like the whole intense dynamic would

be really fun to be a part of.

What are your plans for the

summer?

This summer I’m really preparing for

college with the SAT test prep, a chamber

music intensive and internship with a musicology

professor at USC. I’m also taking

a trip up to Alsaksa and then Montana,

which I am super-psyched about.

What musical instrument do you

play?

I play the viola and I’ve been practicing

it for almost eight years now.

Surfside News File Photo

What is the best part about living in

Malibu?

I love the smell of the ocean. Just waking

up, walking outside and smelling it is

so amazing.

If you could have dinner with

anyone, who would it be?

That’s a tough one. I would definitely

want to have dinner with [Jamaican goldmedal

sprinter] Usain Bolt and maybe get

some tips on sprinting.

What is something people don’t

know about you?

I don’t think a lot of people know that I

love to cook. Whenever I’m in the kitchen,

I have so much fun.

What are your goals for next track

season?

My goals are definitely to lower my

times. I want to try and run close to a

51-second 400-metter and probably a

22-second 200.

Interview via text by Publisher Joe Coughlin

Participants and coaches from the City of Malibu’s May 13 volleyball clinic gather for a

photo. Photos Submitted

City gets in on the action

Volleyball clinic one

of multiple local

options

Staff Report

The City of Malibu

hosted a handful of girls

to its volleyball clinic

May 13.

It is the first of multiple

recreation opportunities

for youth and adult athletes

through the City of

Malibu.

Coming up this summer

are adult kickball and softball

leagues.

For both leagues, co-ed

kickball and co-ed softball,

team registration deadline

is June 14.

Coaches lead the girls in a drill at the clinic.

Sign up as a team or call

(310) 456-2489 ext.358 to

be placed on the free-agent

list.

Kickball teams must

consist of a minimum of 10

players. Four women must

be present at each game.

Softball teams must have

a minimum of 12 players,

and four women must be

present each game

For more information,

visit www.MalibuCity.org/

AdultSports or call (310)

317-1364


dominium, an interior remodel, and 938 square foot additions

Location:

25350 Malibu Road

APN(s): 4459-017-004

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Zoning:

Applicant:

Multi-family Beach Front (MFBF)

Clive classifieds

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Owner:

Marc Maniscalco

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Extension Filed: April 17, 2019

Case Planner: Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 234

jcolvard@malibucity.org

6703 Legal Notices 6703 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold public hearings on MON-

DAY, June 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers,

Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, on the projects

identified below.

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 14-079, LOT

MERGER NO. 14-001, VARIANCE NOS.14-058 AND 17-025,

SITE PLAN REVIEW NO. 14-056, AND MINOR MODIFICA-

TION NO. 14-017 - An application for the construction of a new

5,054 square foot, two-story single-family residence with a 593 square

foot attached garage, 1,284 square foot basement and 368 square foot

covered areas, 670 square foot detached art studio, swimming pool,

spa, flatwork, grading, fencing, gates, landscaping, soldier pile slope

stabilization, onsite wastewater treatment system; a lot merger to

combine two adjacent legal lots into one; including a variance for construction

on slopes greater than 2.5 to 1, a variance to exceed the maximum

allowable total development square footage pursuant to the hillside

residential development standards, a site plan review for height

increase over 18 feet up to a maximum of 24 feet for a flat roof, and

minor modification for a 50 percent reduction of the required front

yard setback

Location:

27136 Sea Vista Drive

APN(s): 4460-009-007

Zoning:

Rural Residential-Two Acre (RR-2)

Applicant: Schmitz and Associates, Inc.

Owner:

Santa Barbara Land Company, LLC

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Sections 15303 and 15305

Application Filed: December 15, 2014

Case Planner:

Adrian Fernandez, Senior Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 482

afernandez@malibucity.org

EXTENSION OF COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO.

14-083, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 16-001, TENTA-

TIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 14-001, OFFER TO DEDICATE NO.

16-002, AND COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AMEND-

MENT NO. 17-002 - A request to extend the Planning Commission's

approval to convert a four-unit apartment complex to a four-unit condominium,

an interior remodel, and 938 square foot additions

Location:

25350 Malibu Road

APN(s): 4459-017-004

Zoning:

Multi-family Beach Front (MFBF)

Applicant: Clive Dawson A.I.A. Architecture and Planning

Owner:

Marc Maniscalco

Appealable to: City Council

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

Extension Filed: April 17, 2019

Case Planner: Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 234

jcolvard@malibucity.org

EXTENSION OF AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE NO. 19-001 –

Extension of Amortization Schedule No. 19-001, an application to allow

additional time for the property at 22752 Pacific Coast Highway

(formerly Casa Malibu Inn, now Nobu Ryokan) to be rezoned so that

the property owner may obtain a conditional use permit for the use

Location:

22752 Pacific Coast Highway

APN(s): 4452-004-035

Zoning:

Community Commercial (CC)

Applicant: Allen Matkins

Owner:

North Broadway Ventures, LLC

Appealable to: City Council and California Coastal Commission

EXTENSION OF AMORTIZATION SCHEDULE NO. 19-001 –

Extension of Amortization Schedule No. 19-001, an application to allow

additional time for the property at 22752 Pacific Coast Highway

(formerly Casa Malibu Inn, now Nobu Ryokan) to be rezoned so that

the property owner may obtain a conditional use permit for the use

Location:

22752 Pacific Coast Highway

APN(s): 4452-004-035

Zoning:

Community Commercial (CC)

Applicant: Allen Matkins

Owner:

North Broadway Ventures, LLC

Appealable to: City Council and California Coastal Commission

Environmental

Review:

Categorical Exemption CEQA Guidelines

15301

Extension Filed: May 20, 2019

Case Planner: Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 234

jcolvard@malibucity.org

_________________________________________________________

For the projects identified above with a categorical exemption for environmental

review, pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in

the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Planning Director

has analyzed these proposed projects and found that they are

listed among the classes of projects that have been determined not to

have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the

projects are categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA. The

Planning Director has further determined that none of the six exceptions

to the use of a categorical exemption apply to these projects

(CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2).

Extension requests will be presented on consent calendar based on

staff’s recommendation but any person wishing to be heard may request

at the beginning of the meeting to have the application addressed

separately. Please see the recording secretary before start of the meeting

to have an item removed from consent calendar. A written staff report

will be available at or before the hearing for the projects. All persons

wishing to address the Commission regarding these matters will

be afforded an opportunity in accordance with the Commission’s procedures.

Copies of all related documents can be reviewed by any interested

person at City Hall during regular business hours. Oral and written

comments may be presented to the Planning Commission on, or

before, the date of the meeting.

LOCAL APPEAL – A decision of the Planning Commission may be

appealed to the City Council by an aggrieved person by written statement

setting forth the grounds for appeal. An appeal shall be filed with

the City Clerk within ten days following the date of action (15 days for

tentative maps) for which the appeal is made and shall be accompanied

by an appeal form and filing fee, as specified by the City Council. Appeal

forms may be found online at www.malibucity.org/planningforms

or in person at City Hall, or by calling (310) 456-2489, extension 245.

COASTAL COMMISSION APPEAL – For projects appealable to the

Coastal Commission, an aggrieved person may appeal the Planning

Commission’s approval to the Coastal Commission within 10 working

days of the issuance of the City’s Notice of Final Action. Appeal

forms may be found online at www.coastal.ca.gov or in person at the

Coastal Commission South Central Coast District office located at 89

South California Street in Ventura, or by calling 805-585-1800. Such

an appeal must be filed with the Coastal Commission, not the City.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE CITY’S ACTION IN COURT, YOU

MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR

SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DE-

SCRIBED IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPON-

DENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR TO THE

PUBLIC HEARING.

_________________________________________

Bonnie Blue, Planning Director

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Notices

TO ALL INTERESTED

PERSONS:

Petitioner Kathrin Rimon Magdalani

filed a petition with this court for a decree

changing names as follows:

Present Name: Kathrin Rimon Magdalani

to Proposed Name: Catherine

Magdalani

Case No. 19BBCP00146

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear

before this court at the hearing indicated

below to show cause, if any, why

the petition for change of name should

not be granted. Any person objecting

to the name changes described above

must file a written objection that includes

the reasons for the objection at

least two court days before the matter

is scheduled to be heard and must appear

at the hearing to show cause why

the petition should not be granted. If

no written objective is timely filed, the

court may grant the petition without a

hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Date: June 7th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM

Department: NCB-A

Room:

The address of the court is:

Superior Court of California, County

of Los Angeles

300 East Olive Avenue

Burbank, CA 91502

Burbank Courthouse

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PERSONS:

Petitioner Jacob Anthony Semaan filed

a petition with this court for a decree

changing names as follows:

Present Name: Jacob Anthony Semaan

to Proposed Name: Jacob Anthony

Fox

Case No. 19GDCP00152

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear

before this court at the hearing indicated

below to show cause, if any, why

the petition for change of name should

not be granted. Any person objecting

to the name changes described above

must file a written objection that includes

the reasons for the objection at

least two court days before the matter

is scheduled to be heard and must appear

at the hearing to show cause why

the petition should not be granted. If

no written objective is timely filed, the

court may grant the petition without a

hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Date: July 8th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM

Department: E

Room:

The address of the court is:

Glendale Superior Court North Central

District

600 East Broadway

Glendale, CA 91200

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6702 Public Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019105936

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 04/22/2019. The following person is

doing business as AUTO SOLUTIONS, MK

AUTO SOLUTIONS, MK AUTO SOURCE,

ONE STOP AUTO SOLUTIONS, MK

AUTO GROUP LLC, MK AUTO GROUP

3505 HART AVE #218 ROSEMEAD CA,

91770 The full name of registrant is: MK

AUTO GROUP LLC 3505 HART AVE ,

#218 ROSEMEAD CA, 91770. This business

is being conducted by: a Limited Liability

Company. The registrant commenced to

transact business under the fictitious business

name listed above: 04/2019. /s/: MICHAEL

V HOANG MANAGER, AUTO SOLU-

TIONS, MK AUTO SOLUTIONS, MK

AUTO SOURCE, ONE STOP AUTO SO-

LUTIONS, MK AUTO GROUP LLC, MK

AUTO GROUP. This statement was filed

with the County Clerk of LOS ANGELES

County on 04/22/2019. NOTICE: THIS FIC-

TITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE

IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE

COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST

BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The

filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name statement in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 1441et seq., Business

and Professions Code). MALIBU SURF-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE NUMBER: 2019122854

ORIGINAL FILING. This statement was

filed with the County Clerk of LOS ANGE-

LES on 05/09/2019. The following person is

doing business as ROSS BUILDERS 26933

SEAVISTA DRIVE MAIBU, CA 90265.

The full name of registrant is: ROSS

BROTHERS GENERAL CONTRACTORS

26933 SEA VISTA DRIVE MALIBU, CA

90265 STATE OF INCORPORATION: CA.

This business is being conducted by: a Corporation.

The registrant has not yet commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business name listed above. /s/:ASHER

ROSS, ASHER ROSS CEO ROSS BROTH-

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TICE: THIS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE

YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED

IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY

CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED

PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name

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6703 Legal

Notices

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURER

AND TAX COLLECTOR

NOTICE OF DIVIDED

PUBLICATION

Made pursuant to Revenue and

Taxation Code Section 3381

Pursuant to Revenue and Taxation

Code (R&TC) Sections 3381 through

3385, the Notice of Power to Sell

Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the

Tax Collector's Power to Sell in and

for the County of Los Angeles, State

of California, has been divided and

distributed to various newspapers of

general circulation published in the

County. A portion of the list appears in

each of such newspapers.

NOTICE OF IMPENDING

POWER TO SELL

TAX-DEFAULTED

PROPERTY

Made pursuant to Revenue and

Taxation Code Section 3361

Notice is hereby given that the following

parcels listed will become Subject

to the Tax Collector's Power to Sell on

Monday, July 1, 2019, at 12:01 a.m.

Pacific Time, by operation of law. The

real property taxes and assessments on

the parcels listed will have been defaulted

five or more years, except for:

1. Nonresidential commercial parcels,

as defined in R&TC Section 3691,

which will have been defaulted for

three or more years;

2. Parcels on which a nuisance abatement

lien have been recorded, which

will have been defaulted for three or

more years;

3. Parcels that can serve the public

benefit and a request has been made by

the County of Los Angeles, a city

within the County of Los Angeles, or

nonprofit organization to purchase the

parcels through Chapter 8 Agreement

Sales pursuant to R&TC Section

3692.4, which will have been defaulted

for three or more years.

The Tax Collector will record a Notice

of Power to Sell unless the property

taxes are paid in full or the property

owner initiates an installment plan of

redemption, as provided by law, prior

to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on Friday,

June 28, 2019, when the right to initiate

an installment plan terminates.

Thereafter, the only option to prevent

the sale of the property at public auction

is to pay the taxes in full.

The right of redemption survives the

property becoming Subject to the Tax

Collector's Power to Sell, but it terminates

at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on the

last business day before the scheduled

auction of the property by the Tax Collector.

The Treasurer and Tax Collector's Office

will furnish, upon request, information

concerning making a payment

in full or initiating an installment plan

of redemption. For more information,

please visit our website at

ttc.lacounty.gov.

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auction of the property by the Tax Collector.

The Treasurer and Tax Collector's Office

will furnish, upon request, information

concerning making a payment

in full or initiating an installment plan

of redemption. For more information,

please visit our website at

ttc.lacounty.gov.

The amount to redeem the property, in

United States dollars and cents, is set

forth in the listing opposite each parcel

number. This amount includes all defaulted

taxes, penalties, and fees that

have accrued from the date of tax-default

to the date of Friday, June 28,

2019.

I certify, under penalty of perjury, that

the foregoing is true and correct. Dated

this 26 day of March, 2019.

JOSEPH KELLY

TREASURER AND

TAX COLLECTOR

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

PARCEL NUMBERING

SYSTEM EXPLANATION

The Assessor's Identification Number,

when used to describe property in this

list, refers to the Assessor's map book,

the map page, the block on the map, if

applicable, and the individual parcel

on the map page or in the block. The

Assessor's maps and further explanation

of the parcel numbering system

are available in the Assessor's Office,

500 West Temple Street, Room 225,

Los Angeles, California 90012.

The real property that is the subject of

this notice is situated in the County of

Los Angeles, State of California, and

is described as follows:

PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN

YEAR 2016 FOR TAXES, ASSESS-

MENT, AND OTHER CHARGES

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016

1704 $7, 729.97

SCHNITZLER, ALEXANDER P

AIN: 4448-007-062

1705 $5, 863.30

COHEN, HARRY AIN: 4448-017-023

1706 $48.20

ENTRUST GROUP INC CSTDN

FBO DANNY KIJNER AIN:

4451-015-048

1707 $2, 510.31

MALIBU COLONY ASSOCAITION

C/O C/O REAL SUPPORT PROP-

ERTY MG AIN: 4452-007-002

1708 $975.70

KELLY AND COGAN C/O JACK M

BENNETT AIN: 4453-038-001

1709 $28, 039.66

MCG BEACH PROPERTY I LLC SI-

TUS: 24208 MALIBU ROAD

MALIBU CA 90265 AIN:

4458-011-001

1710 $1, 229.45

DE NICOLA, NANCY TR NANCY E

DE NICOLA TRUST AIN:

4461-009-022

1711 $3, 272.80

BALMIR, SANDRA A AIN:

4461-011-018

1712 $4, 299.70

MANUEL, GREG AND MOEN,

ALAN AIN: 4461-019-026

1716 $3, 277.15

DE CORDOBA, PEDRO AND

MARIA TRS DE CORDOBA TRUST

AND TACTICOS, GEORGE AIN:

4465-004-016

1717 $18, 022.79

TRAN, CHRISTINE C/O C/O GAR-

CIA AND PHAN LAW CORP AIN:

4465-007-026

1718 $1, 810.23

SCHIAN, PETRA I AIN:


1707 $2, 510.31

MALIBU COLONY ASSOCAITION

C/O C/O REAL SUPPORT PROP-

ERTY MG AIN: 4452-007-002

1708 $975.70

KELLY AND COGAN C/O JACK M

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1709 $28, 039.66

MCG BEACH PROPERTY I LLC SI-

TUS: 24208 MALIBU ROAD

MALIBU CA 90265 AIN:

4458-011-001

1710 $1, 229.45

DE NICOLA, NANCY TR NANCY E

DE NICOLA TRUST AIN:

4461-009-022

1711 $3, 272.80

BALMIR, SANDRA A AIN:

4461-011-018

1712 $4, 299.70

MANUEL, GREG AND MOEN,

ALAN AIN: 4461-019-026

1716 $3, 277.15

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DE CORDOBA, PEDRO AND

MARIA TRS DE CORDOBA TRUST

AND TACTICOS, GEORGE AIN:

4465-004-016

1717 $18, 022.79

TRAN, CHRISTINE C/O C/O GAR-

CIA AND PHAN LAW CORP AIN:

4465-007-026

1718 $1, 810.23

SCHIAN, PETRA I AIN:

4465-010-004

1719 $1, 750.57

SCHIAN, PETRA I AIN:

4465-010-005

1720 $4, 452.58

MALIBU GARDENS CONDOMIN-

IUM OWNERS ASSN INC AIN:

4467-035-066

1722 $8, 663.67

SMYLIE, ROBERT O AND KRIS-

TINE AIN: 4470-003-030

1723 $3, 908.14

WOOD, ANDREA AIN:

4471-013-014

1724 $3, 867.68

WOOD, ANDREA AIN:

4471-013-015

1725 $3, 908.42

WOOD, ANDREA AIN:

4471-013-020

1726 $4, 001.69

WOOD, ANDREA AIN:

4471-013-027

1727 $15, 100.58

THOMAS, FRANK AND ELIZA-

BETH AIN: 4472-008-049

1728 $90.07

COLDWELLS, ARTHUR C AIN:

4472-025-034

1729 $18, 222.25

ANTONUCCI, CHRIS AND ANTO-

NUCCI, JANE D.B.A. C/O OHANA

DEVELOPMENT COMSITUS: 4750

AVENIDA DEL MAR MALIBU CA

90265-2510 AIN: 4473-010-022

1730 $36, 153.89

VIA VIENTA LLC AIN:

4473-011-021

PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN

YEAR 2014 FOR TAXES, ASSESS-

MENT, AND OTHER CHARGES

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014

1701 $9, 929.55

JOHNSON, BURTRAM AND ROSE-

MARY C SITUS: 3502 SURFWOOD

DR MALIBU CA 90265-5651 AIN:

4443-017-005

1721 $427, 381.02

AFH HOLDING AND ADVISORY

LLC SITUS: 6363 LUNITA RD

MALIBU CA 90265-2653 AIN:

4470-002-036

2935 $5, 452.88

VILLA, ALEXANDER AND FRAN-

CES SITUS: 205 S LOUISE AVE

AZUSA CA 91702-4348 AIN:

8614-003-009

2937 $8, 820.93

SALSE, CARMEN G DECD EST OF

C/O C/O MICHAEL SALSE EXEC

SITUS: 336 S LOUISE AVE AZUSA

CA 91702-4309 AIN: 8614-025-027

PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTED IN

YEAR 2012 FOR TAXES, ASSESS-

MENT, AND OTHER CHARGES

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012

2936 $5, 776.74

NESTLER, DIANE R AND NES-

TLER, JOHN A SITUS: 227 S SAN

GABRIEL AVE AZUSA CA

91702-4425 AIN: 8614-012-018

CN960273 524 May 16,23, 2019

6703 Legal Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MALIBU

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Malibu Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in

the Council Chambers, Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA, for the project identified

below.

TEMPORARY HALT OF PRIMARY VIEW DETERMINATIONS WITHIN A 1,000-FOOT

RADIUS OF WOOLSEY FIRE AFFECTED AREA

ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 19-002 – Consider amendments to Title 17 (Zoning Ordinance) of the

Malibu Municipal Code, to temporarily halt the processing of Primary View Determinations within a

1,000-foot radius of Woolsey Fire affected area

Applicant:

Location:

Case Planner:

City of Malibu

Woolsey Fire Affected Areas

Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner

(310) 456-2489, extension 234

jcolvard@malibucity.org

The draft ordinance was assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California

Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines (the Guidelines), and the environmental

regulations of the City. The Planning Director hereby finds under Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA

Guidelines, the draft ordinance is exempt from the requirements of CEQA because it can be seen with certainty

that the provisions contained herein would not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the

environment. A written staff report will be available at or before the hearing. All persons wishing to address

the Commission will be afforded an opportunity in accordance with the Commission’s procedures. Copies of

all related documents are available for review at City Hall during regular business hours. Written comments

may be presented to the Planning Commission at any time prior to the beginning of the public hearing.

IF YOU CHALLENGE THE CITY’S ACTION IN COURT, YOU MAY BE LIMITED TO RAISING

ONLY THOSE ISSUES YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE RAISED AT THE PUBLIC HEARING DESCRIBED

IN THIS NOTICE, OR IN WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED TO THE CITY, AT OR PRIOR

TO THE PUBLIC HEARING.

If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Jessica Colvard, Associate Planner, at (310)

456-2489, extension 234.

_______________________________

Bonnie Blue

Planning Director

Publish Date: May 23, 2019

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